A 20-year-old left a bouncer bleeding from the nose and needing surgery after he headbutted him in the face.
Tom Stephen Williams, of Toronto Street in Lincoln, had been partying at Charlie’s Nightclub in Coningsby on November 19 when he lashed out as he was escorted out of the building.
Bouncer Colin Tomey had gone to help his colleague and had Williams in a “lock” when the 20-year-old “purposely” moved his head backwards and forwards, before headbutting him.
Mr Tomey looked in a mirror in the pub and found he was bleeding, before trying to reposition his nose himself.
The nightclub worker had to undergo surgery to reposition his broken nose and had to have three days off work.
Marie Stace, prosecuting, told Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Monday, January 8: “He [Mr Tomey] said he did speak to Mr Williams via Facebook and Mr Williams apologised to him.
“He admits he put his head back to get free.”
Williams pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm.
The court heard he had a previous conviction of possession of a knife.
Mark Wood, mitigating, said: “He is only 20 years of age and has apologised significantly.
“He was escorted by the victim quite properly. The other doorman punched my client in the face and that is when he flung his head back.”
Passing sentence, district judge Peter Veits added: “This is a nasty assault on someone doing his job.”
Williams was given a 10-week jail sentence suspended for one year, ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work, and fined a total of £315.
Source – Lincolnshire Live